1. “Tallahassee” is a Muskogean word approximately meaning “old fields.” 2. Tallahassee was founded in 1821 and it became Florida's capital city in 1824. 3. It was selected because it was roughly centered between Pensacola and St. Augustine, the capitals of West Florida and East Florida, two former Spanish colonies.What happened in Tallahassee?
Gentrification in Frenchtown: What Happened In Tallahassee. Beginning in the 70's urban life began to slowly regain it's prestige. Many cities began to thrive in desirability among artists and the highly educated. Gentrification has been the cause of painful conflict in many American cities, including here in Tallahassee.